PAGE FORTY.  Amazonis Prime Hab-Pyramid, the Jovian Quarter.

Welcome to the jungle, we got fun ‘n’ games
We got everything you want, honey we know the names
We are the people that you find, whatever you may need
If you got the money, honey we got your disease

Welcome to Amazonis Prime.  We’ve heard a lot about this particular Hab-Pyramid, but now we get a chance to finally check it out first hand.  It is definitely an industrial city and home to thousands of miners, factory workers, and techs.  Amazonians are a no-nonsense people and their city reflects this.  The one exception being, of course, the Jovian Quarter.

Founded as a recreational district by Europan immigrants in the early 2200’s, the Quarter has become one of the Red Planet’s more colourful (and dangerous) locales.  Renowned for its restaurants, theatres, and brothels, the Jovian Quarter is a place where the hard-working Amazonian can let off some steam, but has also become something of a tourist attraction for the rest of Mars.

One of the Quarters’ most interesting destinations is Ziggy’s Café.  Owned by one Ziggy Jones, the Café is the club of choice for industrial spies, mercenaries, Iosan crime bosses, smugglers, and revolutionaries.  Think part Rick’s Café and part Mos Eisley cantina (with a little Red Garter, Indianapolis thrown in for good measure).  It was also originally a bank, so it’s basically a fortress.

This week’s musical pairing is, as you might’ve guessed, Guns N’ Roses ‘Welcome to the Jungle.’  Funny thing- I originally was going with ‘Paradise City’, before Nic even suggested WttJ.  Same place, different perspectives.  I took one look at Nic’s finished page and thought (to quote Liz Lemon), “I want to go to there.”

By the way, I’m not linking the songs this week because I expect you damn better well have some GN’R on your Zunes already.

Okay, I promise we’ll see our girls again next week.  Ziggy’s is also an excellent venue for music….

Dave